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RouteSW Ringgold Co Iowa
Location Iowa, USA
Survey date 2020-02-08
Survey ID978




Survey Conditions

Survey Date: 2020-02-08Start Time: 09:00:00End Time: 13:40:00
Temperature-7 (C)0 (C)
Cloud Cover20 (%)1 (%)
Visibility10 (km)10 (km)
Precipitation0: None0: None
Wind Speed1: 1-5 km/h (1-3 mph)2: 6-11 km/h (4-7 mph)
Wind DirectionSS
WaterMostly FrozenPartly frozen
Snow Depth2 (in)2 (in)
Observer 1Veronica Mecko
Observer 2Jerry Toll
Observer 3Elizabeth Keenan
Observer 4Brian Terrell
Notes




Survey Sightings

SpeciesTimeCountBehaviorMorphAgeSexHabitat
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)09:10:001Perched LightAdult•fallow agriculture•other
Notes: Perched in single standing tree about 100 m east of the road
BE (Bald Eagle)09:15:001Perched Adult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•fallow agriculture•forested
Notes: Perched in a treeline along the Platte River; very distant to the northwest of the road.
BE (Bald Eagle)09:20:001Perched Adult•forested•fallow agriculture
Notes: Perched in a tall tree; distant to the East of the road
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)09:35:001Perched DarkImmature•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•forested•fallow agriculture
Notes: Harlan's Red-tailed Hawk. Perched in treeline along the Platte River about 150 m east of the road at the bridge
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)09:40:001Perched LightAdult•forested•fallow agriculture
Notes: Percxhed in small group of trees about 25 m. west of the road
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)09:45:001Flying LightAdult•fallow agriculture•grassland
Notes: Flew to carrion on west side of the road, then flew away.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)09:45:001Perched Light•fallow agriculture•forested
Notes: Krider's Red-tailed Hawk. Perched on top of eastern red cedar tree about 50 m east of the road.
AK (American Kestrel)09:50:001Perched Female•fallow agriculture•other•developed
Notes: Perched in a solitary cottonwood tree in a draw about 75 m west of the road. Farm buildings on the east side of the road.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)09:55:001Perched Dark•forested•fallow agriculture
Notes: Perched in a distant tree east of the road.
AK (American Kestrel)10:00:001Perched Female•fallow agriculture•developed
Notes: Perched in tree on west side of road. Farm buildings.
BE (Bald Eagle)10:05:001Flying Adult•forested•fallow agriculture
Notes: Flying from south to north.
BE (Bald Eagle)10:05:001Flying Immature•forested•fallow agriculture
Notes: Flying from south to north, same route as adult eagle, but after.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:10:001Flying LightAdult•grassland•fallow agriculture•other
Notes: Flying south of the road.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:00:001Perched LightAdult•other•developed•grassland
Notes: Perched in treeline near farm building on south side of road.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:00:001Perched LightAdult•other•developed•grassland
Notes: Perched next to the first Red-tailed hawk on the same tree limb.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:20:001Perched LightImmature•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•forested•stubble agriculture
Notes: Perched in tree limb directly over the Platte River and only about 15 m. north of the bridge.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:25:001Perched Light•fallow agriculture•other•developed
Notes: Perched in tree near building on east side of road.
AK (American Kestrel)10:30:001Perched Female•fallow agriculture•grassland•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
Notes: Perched on power line on north side of road.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:30:001Perched Light•fallow agriculture•grassland•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
Notes: Perched in treeline perpendicular to the road on north side of road.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:30:001Perched LightAdult•fallow agriculture•grassland•other
Notes: Perched in treeline along agricultural field west of the road.
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)10:35:001Perched Light•fallow agriculture•other
Notes: Perched in tree on west side of road.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:35:001Perched Light•fallow agriculture•other
Notes: Perched in treeline along open field.
BE (Bald Eagle)10:35:001Flying Adult•fallow agriculture•forested
Notes: Flying from south to north very distant; observed through binoculars while looking at Red-tailed Hawk.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:40:001Perched LightAdult•developed•grassland•fallow agriculture
Notes: Perched on top of a grain bin, then flew to the west. North of road.
BE (Bald Eagle)10:45:001Perched Adult•other•fallow agriculture
Notes: Perched in large tree in the middle of a field on north side of the road.
AK (American Kestrel)10:50:001Perched Male•other•fallow agriculture
Notes: Perched at the top of large tree in the middle of a field.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:00:001Perched •forested•fallow agriculture
Notes: Perched distant to the southwest
BE (Bald Eagle)11:25:001Flying Adult•fallow agriculture•forested
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:30:001Perched Light•fallow agriculture
Notes: Perched on telephone wire along road
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:35:001Perched Light•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•forested•fallow agriculture
Notes: Perched in trees along creek, east of road.
BE (Bald Eagle)11:40:001Perched Immature•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•forested•fallow agriculture
Notes: perched in treeline along west fork of the Grand River north of the highway
BE (Bald Eagle)11:40:001Perched Adult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•forested•fallow agriculture
Notes: Perched in tree line along west fork of the Grand River north of the highway.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:40:001Perched LightAdult•fallow agriculture
Notes: Perched on telephone pole north of the highway.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:50:001Perched LightAdult•developed•grassland
Notes: Perched on fence post east of the road. Farm building near.
AK (American Kestrel)11:50:001Perched Female•developed•grassland
Notes: Perched on power line west of the road. House and farm buildings near.
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)11:55:001Flying Light•fallow agriculture
Notes: Flying south of the road.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:00:001Perched Light•other•grassland•developed
Notes: Perched in tree in small draw south of the road. House and out buildings nearby.
BE (Bald Eagle)11:55:001Flying Immature•fallow agriculture
Notes: Flying southwest of corner.
CH (Cooper's Hawk)12:20:001Perched AdultFemale•grassland•fallow agriculture
Notes: Perched in small tree on south side of the road between road and grass field.
BE (Bald Eagle)12:25:001Perched Adult•grassland•fallow agriculture•other
Notes: Perched distant in a solitary tree east of the road.
NH (Northern Harrier)12:25:001Flying Immature•grassland•fallow agriculture
Notes: Flying over grassy field west of the road.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:30:001Perched LightAdult•stubble agriculture•grassland•forested
Notes: Perched in tree west of entrance to wildlife area.
BE (Bald Eagle)12:30:001Perched Adult•fallow agriculture•grassland
Notes: Distant. Perched in solitary tree to the southwest of entrance to wildlife area.
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)12:30:001Flying Light•grassland
Notes: Distant. Flying over grassy field.
NH (Northern Harrier)12:40:001Flying AdultFemale•grassland
Notes: Flying north of the road.
AK (American Kestrel)12:40:001Flying Male•grassland
NH (Northern Harrier)12:40:001Flying •grassland
Notes: flying south of the road
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:40:001Perched DarkAdult•fallow agriculture
Notes: Western Red-tailed hawk. Perched on telephone pole next to road on east side.
BE (Bald Eagle)12:45:001Perched Adult•grassland•forested•other
Notes: Perched in tree east of the road.
AK (American Kestrel)12:55:001Perched Female•fallow agriculture•grassland•forested•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
Notes: Perched on telephone wire along gravel road east and perpendicular to Hwy 169. Tree line along creek on west side of road.
AK (American Kestrel)13:00:001Perched Male•forested•stubble agriculture
Notes: Perched in large oak tree at the edge of a fallow cornfield north of the road.
BE (Bald Eagle)13:05:001Perched Adult•grassland•other
Notes: Perched in tree in field south of the road.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:05:001Light•forested•grassland
Notes: Perched in tree line further than the eagle, south of the road.
NH (Northern Harrier)13:05:001Perched Immature•grassland•other
Notes: Perched in solitary small tree north of the road, then flew to the south.
AK (American Kestrel)13:10:001Perched Male•grassland•forested
Notes: Perched on telephone wire west of P33 and north of Hwy 169
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:20:001Perched LightAdult•grassland•forested
Notes: Perched in a treeline south of the road.
BE (Bald Eagle)13:20:001Perched Adult•forested•grassland
Notes: Perched in tree south of the road.
BE (Bald Eagle)13:20:001Flying Adult•forested•grassland
Notes: Flying south of the road.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:30:001Flying LightAdult•grassland•forested
BE (Bald Eagle)13:30:001Perched Adult•other•fallow agriculture
Notes: Perched in tree line along fallow ag field
BE (Bald Eagle)13:35:001Flying Immature•fallow agriculture
Notes: Flying from east to west on west side of road.



Survey totals by species

SpeciesTotal Count
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)26
BE (Bald Eagle)18
AK (American Kestrel)9
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)3
CH (Cooper's Hawk)1
NH (Northern Harrier)4
Total61